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Why Inclusive Data Matters to Underrepresented Groups and How Public Libraries Can Help Part 1
As data increasingly becomes key to driving policy design, programs, and decision-making, many communities continue to be marginalized and/or underrepresented in datasets. As the COVID pandemic has further revealed, critical data on race, ethnicity, gender, and other intersectional factors is not widely available, rendering many programs and actions insufficient to equitably address the realities of many communities. Inclusive data processes are central to building more equitable responses, not just during COVID, but generally to address the systemic barriers impacting diverse communities. Libraries can be important catalysts in these efforts and continue to promote and contribute to equitable change in their communities. In this webinar, public library staff will 1) explore concepts of inclusive data and knowledge democracy, 2) discuss different roles public libraries could play in supporting the creation of more inclusive data, and 3) learn tools to assess who is and is not represented in data, and identify different social, cultural, and economic factors that could affect this lack of representation.

About the presenters: Maria Garrido, Principal Research Scientist and Chris Rothschild, Senior Research Scientist are from the Technology & Social Change Group, Information School, University of Washington.

Free to RRLC & ESLN Members. This webinar will be held on Zoom Webinar; registration is required. 

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour and 30 minutes of CE credit.

Live transcription will be available. This webinar will be recorded.

We are committed to offering inclusive, diverse, and equitable services to all of our members. To request specific accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please contact rrlc@rrlc.org at least five business days ahead of the program you’d like accommodations for.

If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Hughes at rhughes@rrlc.org.

Jun 16, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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